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Success! Jacinta from Uganda raised $788 to fund a laparotomy for her gallstones.

Jacinta
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  • $788 raised, $0 to go
$788
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$0
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Fully funded
Jacinta's treatment was fully funded on January 28, 2022.

Photo of Jacinta post-operation

February 4, 2022

Jacinta underwent a successful laparotomy to remove gallstones.

Jacinta’s treatment was a success! She underwent a total cholecystectomy to ensure that her gallstones do not recur. Although this was her second operation, she is recovering well. As soon as she is fully recovered, Jacinta will be able to continue with her normal life, including running her hotel business to support her family.

Jacinta shared, “It is very comforting to know that I am out of this problem. Knowing that I am free from the pain I used to experience makes me very happy. I believe I will be back to my normal self soon, restart my small business and support my family.”

Jacinta's treatment was a success! She underwent a total cholecystectomy to ensure that her gallstones do not recur. Although this was her s...

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December 6, 2021

Jacinta is a 38-year-old woman. She’s the third born child in a family of four children, and has one child who is 15 years old. Jacinta is separated from her husband, and is the sole breadwinner of her family. She studied hotel management and was working in a big hotel, but unfortunately, she lost her job due to the pandemic. She now runs a small food kiosk to care for her family.

In 2015, Jacinta began experiencing pain in her upper abdomen. She was diagnosed with gallstones and a partial cholecystectomy was performed. However, last year, she began experiencing pain again, which is sometimes severe. After an ultrasound, she was diagnosed with gallstones again and admitted to the hospital with severe pain.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Jacinta receive treatment. On December 7th, she will undergo a laparotomy to remove the gallstones. If left untreated, she could experience complications such as inflammation of the gall bladder, or obstruction or infection of the bile duct. Now, she needs help raising $788 to fund her procedure and care.

Jacinta shared, “I am so worried this problem is back, but I know with surgery I will be okay. At this time, I am not able to raise the fees required and have not been able to get the national health coverage card. I request help so that with this treatment I can go back to my small business and at least be able to take care of my family.”

Jacinta is a 38-year-old woman. She's the third born child in a family of four children, and has one child who is 15 years old. Jacinta is s...

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Jacinta's Timeline

  • December 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jacinta was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jacinta received treatment at Nazareth Hospital in Kenya. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jacinta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jacinta's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jacinta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - Laparotomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $788 for Jacinta's treatment
Hospital Fees
$493
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$39
Supplies
$107
Labs
$85
Radiology
$26
Other
$38

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Pwe

Pwe is a 56-year-old woman who lives with her husband, her older brother, her daughter and her grandson in a refugee camp in Tak Province, Thailand. Since they came to the refugee camp, Pwe teaches at one of the primary schools and she earns 1,060 baht (approx. 35 USD) per month. She has a resourceful family: Her daughter teaches piano on a keyboard, and she earns around 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. Her older brother is a carpenter who earns income when someone commissions a piece of furniture. When he does have work, he will earn around 150 baht (approx. 5 USD) per day. Pwe's grandson is a nursery school student in the refugee camp. Her son-in-law went back to Burma to visit his parents in 2019. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, he has been unable to come back to the refugee camp since then. All together, they work hard to make finances meet their day to day needs. The doctors at our medical partner's care center, Mae Sot General Hospital (MSGH), have diagnosed Pwe with a cataract in her left eye. Currently, Pwe cannot see people’s faces and she can only perceive light out of her left eye. With her right eye, she can see things that are near, but nothing that's far away. She received a pair of eyeglasses from the doctor at MSGH after her first visit, which helps her see better with her right eye but if she does not wear the eyeglasses, she cannot read or teach her students. Fortunately, on February 23rd, doctors will perform a lens replacement surgery, during which they will remove Pwe's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again and go back to teaching her students without difficulty. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help fund Pwe's treatment. She said, “Since the vision in my left eye worsened, I feel uncomfortable reading and teaching. Sometimes, I ask my daughter, who also graduated from high school in the refugee camp, to teach in my place as I cannot read or prepare my lesson plans.”

73% funded

73%funded
$1,106raised
$394to go

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